Jock Olsen (Steelhead 'Variant')
Category: Steelhead / Salmon
Hook: Daiichi #2151 Sizes #3 through #1 or Alec Jackson
Tag: Fine Oval Silver Tinsel and Pumpkin or Bright Yellow UniStretch
Tail: G.P. Tippets
Butt: Black Ostrich Herl
Body: 1/2 HareLine Root Beer Flat Diamond Braid, 1/2 HareLine Black Krystal Dub
Rib: Small Oval Silver Tinsel over Dubbing
Collars: Sparse Teal or Mallard Flank under Natural Guinea Fowl
Cheek: Jungle Cock (optional)
Wing: Natural Fox Squirrel Tail accented with a few strands of Baitfish Angel Hair (AH-139)
The Jock Olsen was tied by the late Scotty Howell for Salmonfly.Net.
Scotty's Notes: This Jock Scott-inspired fly was designed by renowned angler/author Erling Olsen of Frogner Norway and has proven itself to be one of the most effective flies ever fashioned for Salmon and Sea Trout. The "semi-toned colors" and "transparent image" of the Jock Olsen will suit just about any stream color or condition and is ideal for big Salmon - especially when fished in deep pools. While it was conceived for Scandinavian waters, it's a marvelous addition to your fly box for Pacific Northwest rivers as well.
You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.